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Archives for April 2012

Film Club

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Mark Kermode | 12:53 PM, Friday, 27 April 2012

These days film clubs are springing up all over the country. I'm planning to start a Kermode Uncut virtual film club. What do you think of the idea?

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Who Cares About Festivals?

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Mark Kermode | 16:20 PM, Tuesday, 24 April 2012

This Friday Robert Redford is coming on the 5 live programme to talk about launching Sundance London.

What I want to know is are festivals really important and who goes to them?

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Novel Ideas

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Mark Kermode | 10:36 AM, Friday, 20 April 2012

I got involved in a recent Twitter exchange about The Great Gatsby and movie versions of favourite novels. This got me wondering which are the greatest novels never to be filmed - and why?

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Ray's Top Five

Mark Kermode | 17:59 PM, Tuesday, 17 April 2012

This weekend I'm going to be interviewing Ray Winstone on stage at The Bradford International Film Festival. He's had an extraordinary acting career but which are his best five films?

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Who Cut The Hunger Games?

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Mark Kermode | 11:42 AM, Friday, 13 April 2012

A few weeks ago I posted that The Hunger Games had been cut to get a 12A certificate in the UK.

This started a debate about who was really responsible and whether it was censorship or marketing...

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3D Retrofitting Revisited

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Mark Kermode | 15:49 PM, Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Titanic has just been re-released in a retrofitted 3D version. Is there any film that would truly benefit from this process? I can't think of one...

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Mystery Train

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Mark Kermode | 16:00 PM, Thursday, 5 April 2012

From the tracks of Memphis station me and my band The Dodge Brothers play a musical tribute to one of the many films made in the city - Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train.

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Elvis at the Movies

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Mark Kermode | 17:13 PM, Tuesday, 3 April 2012

I've been in Memphis with my band The Dodge Brothers recording an album at Sun Studio where Elvis Presley recorded his first hits. He also made 33 films during his career but are any of them any good?

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